Sidekick

Sidekick

by Auralee Wallace

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857991591
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Series: Sidekick in the City , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 173
Sales rank: 794,812
File size: 584 KB

About the Author

Auralee Wallace has played many roles in her life, including college professor, balloon seller, and collections agent. She is now living her dream of writing humorous women's fiction. When this semi-natural blonde mother of three children (and psychiatric nurse to two rescue cats) isn't writing or playing soccer, she can be found watching soap operas with lurid fascination and warring with a family of peregrine falcons for the rights to her backyard.

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Sidekick 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sidekick by Auralee Wallace is a story about a young girl by the name of Bremy St James who has run away from her billion dollar father and is now trying to live on her own for once in her life. Through fate, she is brought together with a vigilante by the name of Dark Ryder and together they have to stop a new evil villain circus that has been causing chaos throughout the city. But the more they fight, the closer they find out that not everything is what it seems and what the true reason Bremy left home for. This story was a great mix of comedy and superhero storyline. It felt like I was watching CBS’s 2 Broke Girls and CW’s Arrow at the same time. I thought Auralee Wallace did a great job telling a superhero story. Each character had their own voice and attitude and no one felt like a cardboard cutout. The characters were stereotypical for a superhero story, but portrayed in a way that didn’t seem overdone. I loved each and every one of them, even the Russian owner of Bremy’s apartment that reminded me of a certain old man that you never wanted to mess with… I also enjoyed the computer genius Bart and the creepy Korean neighbor Queenie. Both had a very unique voice and I loved how the characters developed. The little things that Auralee Wallace puts into the story bring it to life and makes her characters all distinct, I never lost track of who was talking. The villain’s circus I found to be a fun twist on the story. It has been done before, but the villain didn’t feel like a cutout either. We got to learn why the villain was the way she was and how she got to be the leader of this circus. A lot of the times villains like these don’t have a great backstory and are just evil to be evil, but this character had a good backstory that I very much appreciated. Some questions were left unanswered, but I found out on the author’s blog that she is writing a second novel, which I am very excited for. Auralee Wallace has great potential with this series and I can’t wait to see where she leads us. I give this novel a 5/5 for being so interesting, unique, yet stick to the superhero troupes that we all love. Review originally posted on A Bibliophile's Reverie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wallace's debut novel is a hilarious and exciting mash-up of Batman and Bridget Jones. Bremy St. James, our heroine, may be a bit naive about the world, but she is not stupid; she's stubborn, sarcastic, and determined to make up for all the bad karma she inherited from her father. The supporting cast is excellent. Dark Ryder is a great vigilante/ superheroine with a mysterious past, while Queenie the next door neighbor is an absolute riot. Bart the computer genius is a lot of fun, too. Highly recommended to fans of superhero comics everywhere, especially those who do not normally read romance novels (seriously, the romance is minimal; there are like two kisses in the whole book). -- lyradora
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
You know those party favors that you open and all kinds of confetti and streamers pop out at you? That’s what Sidekick by Auralee Wallace did when I opened page one and the frenzied, crazy and totally hysterical feel never left! Not only is this so over-the-top funny that bursts of laughter could be heard about every fourth word, but at one point I think I was actually looking for a super hero costume and was disappointed when Bremy St. James found the only one in the shop! Face it, at one point or another we ALL wanted to be a super hero, face down the bad guys, have cool gadgets, leap skyscrapers and run at super speed, wearing awesome high heeled boots, of course! Bremy comes from money and power, she ran from it when things her father was doing were unconscionable. Struggling to make it on her own and unprepared for the real world and what it entails, Bremy becomes fascinated by a vigilante crusader for justice, Dark Ryder, the woman she wished she could be. When Bremy becomes determined to meet and apprentice under this larger than life woman, let’s just say, our Bremy is a walking, breathing one woman disaster area, in spite of her noble intentions. When she catches the eye of a young reporter, there is a tenuous romance blooming, but can she trust him? And what about her evil father? What heinous experiments is he up to now? Is her handicapped twin going to be part of his next experiment? How can she stop the all powerful Atticus St. James? What goes on inside the brilliantly clever mind of Auralee Wallace? I believe she has written one of the best reads ever! Being inside the mind of Bremy is like being in the eye of a tornado, chaos is pinning around you and you know soon it will shift and you will be flying at a hundred miles an hour! Each scene, the world and each character adds more brilliance to this literary gem about a young woman ill prepared for reality who has only the best of intentions in her heart. In turn, heart-warming, comical and freeing, Ms. Wallace and her writing has more than connected with me, she drop kicked me into the story! Reading about Bremy will make your darkest day feel better, honest.
CaryMorganFrates More than 1 year ago
Pure Delight! Socialite-Without-A-Care Bremy St. James doesn’t clutter up her life with anything  more trying than assessing the latest fashion or nightclub trends, until reality smacks her upside the head and she must leave that life behind – which is where the reader comes in. After a month on her own, she’s forced to admit her survival skills suck, and fate is allied against her. Then her life goes from harsh, to out-and-out bizarre. By turns funny, sweet, diabolical, and eye-popping, with a fare dose of evil sprinkled over all, the ride Auralee Wallace takes us on reads like a superhero storybook that straddles the line between fantasy and (sort of) reality. Happily, it will have you cheering and laughing all along the way. I can hardly wait for the sequel. Wait, there will be one….right? Fingers crossed. Very well done. A complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.